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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Is it possible make a write agreement with my ex husband before get divorce . ,

We have a restaurant business together

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
answered on Nov 30, 2022

Parties are able to enter into written agreements prior to getting divorced. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Q: my wive's lawyer wants me to sign a consent to have access to my salary information at work. Can i decline?
Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Nov 30, 2022

Financial disclosure is mandatory in a divorce case. The attorney could simply get a subpoena if you do not cooperate.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: When I am buying a house when I am separated but not divorced yet. Can the husband get the half?
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 29, 2022

It will be marital property. Short answer: don't do it. Get divorced and then purchase a house.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Q: I am married, moved out of my NY rental, trial separation, both on lease, who pays rent?

I moved out due to emotional abuse. My husband and I are both on the lease. I may pursue legal representation and divorce but in the meantime, not sure if I should still be paying half the rent for the apartment he currently occupies alone.

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Nov 29, 2022

If you are both on the lease, the landlord has the option of bringing a non payment action for rent arrears against one or both of you, regardless of whether you still live in the apartment. In a divorce case, the court would issue an order assigning responsibility for the rent, including arrears,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: This is what my Judgement of Divorce states. “Unless specifically provided in the property settlement, if one party is

, if one party is beneficiary of a life insurance policy or annuity on the life of the other party, the beneficiary shall now be the estate of the insured party. The insured party is responsible for notifying the insurance co. of this order. This order shall not prevent or affect beneficiary... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 29, 2022

No. It's standard language. He can, and should, change his beneficiary designations, as should you.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: divorced couple property in TIC/JTWROS can 1 person tell the other who can live there or not

divorce states husband to pay mortgage and the home is wife's primary residence ex husband is now demanding wife and sister in law to pay portion of mortgage and if not they both need to leave.

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 29, 2022

Without reading the divorce decree, it's difficult to say but in general, if the Court granted the Wife the exclusive use of the house and ordered the husband to pay the mortgage, then he has no standing to demand that anyone do anything. It may not be a bad idea for the Wife to engage the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law and Military Law for South Carolina on
Q: In SC I am a military member, my spouse is smoking pot illegally and harassing me with it because he knows I can't smoke

By harassing me i mean he smokes it obnoxiously in my face and continues to follow me around with it. I feel like he is trying to sabotage my health and career, and I feel unsafe around him. We are divorcing. The house is mine. He is forcing me out. He pays nothing on the house and is now trying to... Read more »

Megan Hunt Dell
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Megan Hunt Dell
answered on Nov 28, 2022

There are not enough details here to provide you with specific information about your rights. The best course of action is to consult with an experienced South Carolina divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for South Carolina on
Q: If the defendant in a divorce hearing in SC is in default, will it matter if he does not show up to the final hearing?

I live in SC. I filed for a divorce--super easy nothing to split and joint custody, no disputes. Defendant also wants a divorce, been apart for over 4 years. However, he did not turn in the required paperwork and has not responded if he will attend the hearing. Will this be a problem if he does not... Read more »

Megan Hunt Dell
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Megan Hunt Dell
answered on Nov 28, 2022

Under Family Court Rule 17, the judge can hold the Defendant in default and grant the relief requested by the Plaintiff, even if the Defendant does not appear at the hearing; provided, the Defendant must have been given proper notice of the hearing (which, for a final hearing, means the notice has... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I am attempting to divorce my wife and take custody of the child. However, my wife is threating suicide if I divorce.

My wife has conducted drunk driving and just did drunk driving again for the second time with my son. She got in a wreck with my child in the back seat. She also has been physically abusive to me by throwing candle holders and putting hands on me. I am in the military and I am trying to figure out... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Nov 28, 2022

You should talk to a divorce lawyer immediately.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: What papers do I file for alimony in Florida with the case in Massachusetts. ?

My ex husband owes me court ordered alimony has not paid me in almost 4 yrs he moved to Florida a yr ago built a million dollar home . I have served him a few time never showed up for court the judge has him in contempt here in Massachusetts. I don’t know what I need to do to start a Florida case... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 28, 2022

You would need to hire a family law lawyer here in Florida. He would need to domesticate the foreign Massachusetts Alimony order here in Florida. Once that transfer is made, you can then enforce that via discovery and contempt if need be.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Insurance Bad Faith for New Hampshire on
Q: If a judge says I can stay on my husband's insurance after divorce, how can a federal insurance deny that?

My husband wants a divorce. But we are doing it amicably and he wants to keep me on his health insurance due to my health issues. He wants to have it written into the final papers. He has a federal health plan and spoke with someone the other day; the insurance says I cannot be on his insurance... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 27, 2022

A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I can only speak for the insurance law-based attributes of your question, not the divorce-related ones. But as a general matter, courts do not usually have the power to change insurance policies. If the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Badgercare after divorce as a health insurance?

Badgercare after divorce as a health insurance?

When I got divorced in 2011, I asked the judge to make me the provider of health coverage. I have physical custody of child. The legal father has chosen not to see child since divorce. And has had no contact. I have no clue if he has... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Nov 27, 2022

It is considered acceptable to rely on Badgercare benefits yourpremiums for group health insurance coverage exceed 10% of your net disposable income. The State, on its own, may file a Motion to require the father to provide coverage for the minor children so as to reduce the cost to the tax... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Maryland on
Q: What do i need to present to the law to get a divorce and the COST. Thank you Jbm
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Nov 27, 2022

Impossible to answer on these facts. First, I would urge you to call a divorce lawyer, and provide a few salient details: how long married; any minor children; employment income of both spouses; real property; financial assets; retirement/pension assets; abuse allegations; separated or not; have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My ex husband has been incarcerated for almost 4 years. We got divorced almost a year ago. If his family hasn’t gotten

His stuff can I throw it away?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 26, 2022

This depends on what your divorce decree says. Your divorce decree probably gives him a deadline by which to get his belongings. If I were you, I would reach out to his family again with a drop dead deadline and tell him that you will get rid of the belongings by a certain date if they do not come... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Estate Planning for Florida on
Q: My wife and I are both disabled I am on sddi she is on ssi we are considering divorce so she can draw a higher amount

We can't make it on our current income with food and gas prices rising we have no children or property

Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
answered on Nov 26, 2022

I cannot give any insight on what benefits will be available while married or after divorce, but if you are both in agreement to get divorced you can file an uncontested or simplified divorce. You should speak with a professional specializing in social security benefits to assist you before making... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Idaho on
Q: My sister is getting a divorce, can her soon to be ex, make her pay a fee whenever he has to clean up after her?

My sister is a full-time mom, she homeschools their son, does house cleaning for others, and is expected by her husband to have the house cleaned and food on the table by the time he gets him. Right now through, my sister is trying to divorce him because he is emotionally and psychologically... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 25, 2022

The husband is guilty of manipulation and severe, emotional abuse of your sister and (probably) their son. Idaho, like most other states can give your sister a divorce for FAULT reasons, not just "irreconcilable differences" which is "no fault." IN a divorce, if your sister,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Can I lose custody if my child is in daycare to much even if the judge mandated it?

Judge mandates only blood relatives or licensed child care providers. (I have no family in Idaho so I use daycare)

I than lose custody % 2 years later because my kids are in daycare to much while I'm at work 5 days a week. Single mom.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 25, 2022

As a litigator, what I constantly have to remind myself is that judges don't care how good my argument is to give my client custody, or how persuasive I am about the good things my client is doing etc., if it's not in the child's best interests. This is thE ONLY factor that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: The husband never talk just suddenly sent me a email from a attorney about divorce case, I don't know what is that?

I'm in the process of divocing the husband. But I need time to figure out something. I broke my bone and cannot work at the present. I live and rest at another place because it is too depressed if I don't move out. but husband looks like he is in hurry to finish the divorce as fast as he... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 25, 2022

Retain a lawyer, Yiu may be able to get temporary spousal support until you can return to work, The service not be good but I cant tell you for sure without looking at the file..

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can spousal support not alimony be taking away if I move in with my boyfriend? This is in Pennsylvania
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Nov 24, 2022

In the absence of much additional information, this question is nearly impossible to answer. We will have to fill in some gaps in the facts.

We will assume the asker is the petitioner for spousal support which is known as "alimony" pending litigation (alimony pendents lite). The...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband wants a divorce and is trying to sell before the divorce a vehicle he gifted me prior to marriage.
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Nov 24, 2022

There isn't a question here, but we can intuit that this asker wants to know if the husband can sell a vehicle he gifted to the asker spouse. The answer is yes until the divorce is actually filed. Couples are free to transact business without legal permission. That is the essential nature of... Read more »

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